WILD weather did not stop the Peel Football League (PFL) over the weekend as teams faced off for round 10 of the season.
The Pinjarra Tigers suffered a thumping to ladder leaders Rockingham Rams at Sir Ross McLarty Oval on Saturday making their chances to crack the top four highly unlikely.
Goalless in the first half, the Tigers could not overcome the dominant Rams 13.19 (97) to 3.7 (25) and were pushed to seventh place on the PFL ladder.
Jimmy Waters, Ryan Budd and Kim Eddy were the only goal scorers for Pinjarra with a goal each and Sean Starkey and Peter Kitt were named best.
Sunday’s matches saw the aftermath of the storm with exciting results on the field in Baldivis with the Baldivis Brumbies escaping with a two-point win against the Halls Head Lightning 14.13 (97) to 14.11 (95).
The Brumbies, settling on third place on the ladder, may have been stricken by the slipperiness of the ball from regular showers of rain.
The Halls Head Lightning recognised the difficulty of the wet ground and gathered their wits to fire back five goals after half time bringing the score equal on the board.
The Brumbies struggled in the last quarter to run away with the ball, with equal goals between the two teams, but managed to come through with two behinds to claim the win.
Peter Agostino booted five goals for the Brumbies along with Robert Carr kicking three, Luke Robinson and Jakeb Bilsborough slotted two each and captain Michael McCann and Gavin Butler sealing with a goal each.
Joshua O’Neil was named best for Baldivis with vice-captain Danny Watson.
Halls Head shared their goals around with Albert Humphries and Damien Boucaut claiming three goals each and Joel Colley, Andrew Jonson, Jaysen Sumpton, vice-captain Liam Hawkins, Luke Humphries, Andrew Cocking, Kade Lally and Kayne Winton all kicking one goal each.
Captain Luke Kennedy, for the Lighting, was named best with Robert Falkstrom also delivering a good performance.
The South Mandurah Falcons secured a spot in the top four after defeating cross-town rivals Mandurah Mustangs at Falcon Oval on the Sunday 11.7 (73) to 4.9 (33).
The Falcons flew away in the second quarter taking an equal scoring first quarter to a four-goal lead.
The Mustangs were not feeling the benefits of the harsh weather adding another goal and five more points by the end of the game leaving the Falcons to gather another four goals to lead for a 40-point win.
Rodney Tregenza followed his regular goal scoring tally with five more goals added to the list while Reece Price booted four goals.
Jake Ferrier and Clinton Heal each scored one goal.
Falcon’s veteran Solomon Daw swept the field away and was named best with Andrew Haydon listed as well.
The Waroona Demons ran rings around the Mundijong Centrals with a 26-point win at Parnell Street Oval on Sunday, keeping the Demons a close second on the ladder behind the Rams.
A scoreless Centrals kept their defences high as the Demons booted two goals in the first quarter with much of the play going back and forth on the field.
A confident Waroona side came out firing in the second quarter with three more goals on the board keeping ahead of the slow-starting Centrals with only two goals by the end of the first half.
The Demons were on the ball by the end of the game kicking another three goals against fifth place Mundijong sealing the win for round 10.
Troy Purser, Mitchell Dawson and Ryan McKinlay were named best for Waroona for their attacking and defensive skills on the day.
Daniel Dalby and Damian Leipold kicked two goals each for the Centrals while Trent Moody and Justin Chalwell booted one goal each while Mark Miller and Fraser Mcphail were named the best on ground for the Mundijong Centrals.